Amber Entertainment, the production company formed last year by a team of former New Line executives, is joining forces with Oceanview Publishing to develop features and other projects from Oceanview’s catalogue of around 40 mystery, suspense and thriller titles.

First on the development slate will be Ward Larsen’s The Perfect Assassin, an espionage tale about a female American doctor sailing across the Atlantic whose boat is hijacked by an Israeli assassin. Amber’s Ileen Maisel and Lawrence Elman will produce the project, with Oceanview founders Robert and Patricia Gussin and Susan Greger serving as executive producers.

In a statement, Robert Gussin said: “At its heart, Oceanview Publishing is a content provider and partnering with Amber Entertainment, a content converter, is a natural and mutually beneficial partnership. Since Oceanview focuses on such popular entertainment genres as mystery, thriller, and suspense we feel that partnering with Amber Entertainment will allow us to create a dynamic synergy.”

Based in London and Los Angeles, Amber was created by New Line veterans Maisel, Mark Ordesky and Jane Fleming along with documentary and television producer Elman. The company acquires and converts intellectual property assets and brands into filmed entertainment.